35 for God will save Zion(A)
    and rebuild the cities of Judah.(B)
Then people will settle there and possess it;

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Israel’s Only Savior

43 But now, this is what the Lord says—
    he who created(A) you, Jacob,
    he who formed(B) you, Israel:(C)
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed(D) you;
    I have summoned you by name;(E) you are mine.(F)

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26 who carries out the words(A) of his servants
    and fulfills(B) the predictions of his messengers,

who says of Jerusalem,(C) ‘It shall be inhabited,’
    of the towns of Judah, ‘They shall be rebuilt,’
    and of their ruins,(D) ‘I will restore them,’(E)

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20 Leave Babylon,
    flee(A) from the Babylonians!
Announce this with shouts of joy(B)
    and proclaim it.
Send it out to the ends of the earth;(C)
    say, “The Lord has redeemed(D) his servant Jacob.”

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Burst into songs of joy(A) together,
    you ruins(B) of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted(C) his people,
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.(D)

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In all their distress he too was distressed,
    and the angel(A) of his presence(B) saved them.[a]
In his love and mercy he redeemed(C) them;
    he lifted them up and carried(D) them
    all the days of old.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:9 Or Savior in their distress. / It was no envoy or angel / but his own presence that saved them

44 Fields will be bought for silver, and deeds(A) will be signed, sealed and witnessed(B) in the territory of Benjamin, in the villages around Jerusalem, in the towns of Judah and in the towns of the hill country, of the western foothills and of the Negev,(C) because I will restore(D) their fortunes,[a] declares the Lord.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 32:44 Or will bring them back from captivity

16 “Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘I will return(A) to Jerusalem with mercy, and there my house will be rebuilt. And the measuring line(B) will be stretched out over Jerusalem,’ declares the Lord Almighty.(C)

17 “Proclaim further: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘My towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort(D) Zion and choose(E) Jerusalem.’”(F)

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